Vajrasattva Couple, courtesy of the Rubin Museum

Jacob Dalton to speak on "Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual," 5:30pm on April 17th

April 14, 2017

Please join us for a lecture by Jacob Dalton , Khyentse Foundation Distinguished University Professor in Tibetan Buddhism at UC Berkeley, for a lecture on "Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual." Co-hosted by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative and the CU Libraries, the lecture will take...


Dinesh Paudel to speak on "Politics of post-earthquake reconstruction and the early forms of disaster capitalism in Nepal", March 24 at 3:30pm

March 19, 2017

Tibet Himalaya Initiative and CU Boulder Department of Geography are co-hosting Geographer Dinesh Paudel on Friday, March 24 at 3:30pm in Guggenheim 205. Dinesh Paudel is an Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University. Before coming to Appalachian, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department...


Alessandro Rippa to speak on "Curation and the pedagogical state in China’s borderlands", March 21, 11am

March 13, 2017

Alessandro Rippa completed his doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen with a thesis on the Karakoram Highway and China-Pakistan cross-border interactions. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at LMU Munich, part of the ERC funded project “Remoteness and Connectivity: Highland Asia in the World” ( ),...


Sienna Craig to speak on "At the Threshold of this Life: Marriage, Family, and Migration between Nepal and New York," Nov 4

Oct. 14, 2016

Sienna Craig is a cultural anthropologist, whose major focus in research, writing, and teaching is the social study of medicine. Her work is invested in understanding the multiple ways that so-called ‘traditional’ medical systems interact with biomedicine: from patient-healer relationships and the cultural meanings people ascribe to suffering and affliction;...

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Sara Shneiderman to speak on "Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation," Oct 7

Sept. 22, 2016

Tibet Himalaya Initiative, Center for Asian Studies , and the CU Boulder Department of Anthropology are co-hosting Socio-cultural Anthropologist, Sara Shneiderman , on Friday, October 7 at 4pm in HALE 230 . The title of her talk is: Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation ...

Bat Girl (Karma Phuntsok, 2016)

"Unexpected Buddha," Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok on Thursday, Sept. 1st

Aug. 26, 2016

UNEXPECTED BUDDHA: THE ILLUSORY VISIONS OF CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST, KARMA PHUNTSOK Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok Free and Open to the Public The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is pleased to welcome Karma Phuntsok to CU Boulder on Thursday, September 1. His lecture, "Unexpected Buddha" will take place at 6:30pm...

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John Osburg to Speak on "Business and Belief among Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism," April 22

April 3, 2016

The CU Boulder Geography Department , Center for Asian Studies , and Tibet Himalaya Initiative are co-hosting Anthropologist John Osburg on Friday, April 22nd at 3:30 pm in Guggenheim 205. Professor Osburg is the recent author of Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich (2013) and will speak...

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Karma Jamyang Gyaltsen to speak at Shambhala Publications, April 18

April 1, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Tibet Himalayan Initiative, Tsadra Foundation , and Shambhala Publications , Khenpo Karma Jamyang Gyaltsen of Larung Gar Monastery will speak on Monday, April 18th at 6:30pm at Shambhala Publications (4720 Walnut St, Boulder) . Khenpo Jamyang is a senior teacher at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in...


Poetry Reading and Film Screening with Tibetan Poet, Jangbu

March 17, 2016

Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, known by his pen name Jangbu, is a leading Tibetan poet whose writing is experimental, sophisticated, and courageous, influenced by classical Tibetan poetry and magical realism. In recent years, he has taken up directing documentary films, including Kokonor (2008) and Yartsa Rinpoche (2014). During his visit to...

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Gonkar Gyatso visits Boulder for Tibetan Arts Week, April 4-10

March 17, 2016

Widely considered the father of cotemporary Tibetan art, Gonkar Gyatso was one of a number of young Tibetans seeking new vehicles for creative expression and co-founded the Sweet Tea House artists’ collective in Lhasa in in 1984. Later he left Tibet first for the exile community in Dharamsala and then...